Despite the growth in the number of international students studying in France (up to 358,000 in 2018/19). the proportion of students globally who choose the country to study in has declined when compared with other popular destinations.
The first 25 institutions to receive the “Bienvenue en France” label, a certification of their standards of international student services, have been announced by minister of higher education, research and innovation.
The French government has committed €10m to improving international student services across universities in the country in a bid to boost the attractiveness of its higher education institutions internationally.
Campus France, in partnership with the French government, has revealed a new strategy to help attract half a million international students by 2027, which includes tripling scholarships available and mounting a global marketing drive.